Naturist Education Foundation Research Library

Preserving Naturist History

Through its Naturist Education Foundation Research Library, the Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) is committed to maintaining the world's largest and most complete collection of naturist-themed magazines, books, and other items of historical or cultural importance. By making the resource available to researchers, NEF improves academic and public understanding of what naturism has been and is today, benefiting both the naturist community and the general public.

1. Amass a complete collection of vintage and contemporary naturist-related books, magazines, and videos from around the world, as well as other naturist-related ephemera of possible cultural, historical, or aesthetic interest.
2. Store, secure, and catalog this collection.
3. Make this collection available for use by scholars, journalists, and others doing research or analysis pertaining to naturism.
4. Digitize select items and make them available for digital lending to the general public

Member of the Wisconsin Library Association.
Member of the American Library Association.
Member of the Nudist Library Consortium.
NEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Digital Lending Policy - How To Make A Request

Digital Loan Demo - watch a NEFRL promotional video and listen to a century-old Edison record on skinny-dipping!

NEW: Looking for Clothed With The Sun or Nude & Natural articles? Find them with our Full-Text Search tools.

Library Services and Access

Visitation, Tours, and Browsing

There is a Visitation Policy that allows visitors, but visitation and tours are limited and by appointment only.

NEFRL does not have regular hours of operation.

Loans, Inter-Library Loans, and Digital Loans

NEFRL does not normally do physical loans of materials, either directly or via inter-library loan.

However, we are the only naturist library that does Digital Lending of select materials.

Just like any other library, loans of any type require a "library card" and we need to check your ID when signing up.  Please see the Digital Lending page for the form and details.  Signing up, and getting the Digital Loans, are both FREE.

Also see our Digital Loan Demo page to watch a NEFRL promotional video and listen to a century-old Edison record on skinny-dipping!

Research Requests

If you're seeking a specific article from a magazine, some pages of a book, or any other "fair use" piece of an item, please use this form and we'll do our best to fulfill it.  This service is FREE and open to ANYONE.  (You don't need a "library card" for this, or even be a "researcher" beyond a personal interest in reading the item.)

Research Requests are the easiest and best way to access any of our materials, within the legal constraints.

Research Queries, Questions, and Search

Don't know what (specifically) to ask for yet?  Or need some help with our services?  Contact Us.  We're here to help.

We do offer an online Search tool but it's rather limited.  As a Nudist Library Consortium member, we have friends with pretty good search capabilities, so we can still help find what you're looking for if you get in contact with us.

Materials and Catalogs

Naturist / Nudist Magazines
Nearly 16,000 of them!
Access: Research Request.

Non-Nudist Magazines
Articles in non-nudist magazines which cover nudist topics.
Access: Research Request.

Almost 1,000 of them.
Access: Research Request.

Informational or advertising.
Access: Digital Lending (when available).

Classic pin-up to modern artistic.
Access: Digital Lending (when available).

Feature Films
Grab the popcorn and prepare to be amazed.
Access: Digital Lending (when available).

Documentaries and short videos of naturism.
Access: Digital Lending (Celluloid films are available).

Recordings from musicians, comedians, and everything else.
Access: Digital Lending.

Special Collections
(To Be Announced)
Access: Digital Lending (when available).

Other Stuff
The other treasures we have like movie posters, signs, postcards, photographic slides, plays, sheet music, playing cards, and so on.
Access: Digital Lending (partially available now!)

Duplicates List
For reference only.

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